SBIR Phase I: Statistical Text Categorization with Task-Specific Constraints

Period of Performance: 01/01/2003 - 12/31/2003


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Ornarose, Inc.
30 Sunset Drive
Chatham, NJ 07928
Principal Investigator


This Small Business Innovation Research Phase project will implement and test the feasibility of a new algorithm for statistical text categorization. This algorithm combines the ease and effectiveness of learning from examples, while incorporating task-specific constraints that currently require ad hoc rules. The project will evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of these algorithms. Alternative optimization algorithms and alternative approximations to intractable quantities will be benchmarked. Categorization accuracy will be evaluated on public text categorization data sets and on data from operational text categorization users.